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Book of the Year Awards 2017

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: January 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 1 - p 68–71
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000529713.70472.c6
Feature Articles
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ADULT PRIMARY CARE

Chosen by Laurie Anne Ferguson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP, associate professor and interim director, Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing, New Orleans, LA.

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1. Medical Imaging for the Health Care Provider: Practical Radiograph Interpretation

By Theresa M. Campo. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Lehne's Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Providers

By Laura D. Rosenthal and Jacqueline Rosenjack Burchum. St. Louis, Elsevier.

3. Family Practice and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination: Review Questions and Strategies

By Jill E. Winland-Brown and Lynne M. Dunphy. 5th edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

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ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING

Chosen by Audrey Weymiller, PhD, APRN, associate professor, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

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1. Family Practice Guidelines

Edited by Jill C. Cash and Cheryl A. Glass. 4th edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide

By Carolyn Buppert. 6th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

3. Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Ambulatory Obstetric Settings

By Nancy J. Cibulka and Mary Lee Barron. 2nd edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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CHILD HEALTH

Chosen by Bonnie Gance-Cleveland, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, Loretta C. Ford Endowed Chair, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora.

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1. Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing

By Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, and Cheryl C. Rodgers. 10th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. The APRN's Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy 2018

By Mari J. Wirfs. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

Edited by Cathy C. Cartwright and Donna C. Wallace. 3rd edition. Cham, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing AG..

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COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTH/HOME HEALTH

Chosen by Natalie L. Farrar, MSN, RN, CHPN, LNC, CDP, chief clinical officer, Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association Center for Exceptional Care, Ridgefield, CT.

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1. Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care

By Marie Truglio-Londrigan and Sandra B. Lewenson. 3rd edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

2. Home Care Nursing: Surviving in an Ever-Changing Care Environment

By Tina M. Marrelli. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

3. Telehealth Nursing: Tools and Strategies for Optimal Patient Care

By Dawna Martich. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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CONSUMER HEALTH

Chosen by Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN, clinical nurse specialist, CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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1. Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life

By Charlotte Eliopoulos. 4th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

2. Joy at the End of the Rainbow: A Guide to Pregnancy After a Loss

By Amanda Ross-White. Self-published.

3. A Guide for Caregiving: What's Next? Planning for Safety, Quality, and Compassionate Care for Your Loved One and Yourself!

By Tina M. Marrelli. Venice, FL, Innovative Caregiving Solutions, LLC.

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CREATIVE WORKS

Chosen by Amanda Anderson, MPA, MSN, RN, CCRN, assistant director of nursing, Mount Sinai Health System, New York City.

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1. Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net

By Josephine Ensign. Berkeley, CA, She Writes Press.

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CRITICAL CARE–EMERGENCY NURSING

Chosen by Linda Cassidy, EdM, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, clinical practice specialist, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Aliso Viejo, CA.

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1. Nurse Anesthesia Pocket Guide: A Resource for Students and Clinicians

By Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey. 3rd edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

2. ACLS Study Guide

By Barbara Aehlert. 5th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

3. Advanced Critical Care Nursing

By Vicki S. Good and Peggy L. Kirkwood. 2nd edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

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DIGITAL PRODUCTS

Chosen by Karen DuBois, MSN, RN, manager electronic learning, Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research, New York City.

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1. Davis Advantage + Davis Edge. Online Personalized Learning for Medical–Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice

By Janice Hoffman and Nancy Sullivan. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Chosen by Barbara J. Polivka, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and Shirley B. Powers Endowed Chair in Nursing, University of Louisville School of Nursing, Louisville, KY.

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1. Environmental Health in Nursing

Edited by Jeanne Leffers, Claudia M. Smith, Katie Huffling, Ruth McDermott-Levy, and Barbara Sattler. Mount Rainier, MD, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments.

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GERONTOLOGIC NURSING

Chosen by Catherine P. Emmett, PhD, ARNP, ACHPN, clinical practice specialist, Empath Health, St. Petersburg, FL.

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1. Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care

Edited by Kristen Mauk. 4th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

2. Gerontological Nursing

By Charlotte Eliopoulos. 9th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

3. Teaching with ACES: A Faculty Guide

Edited by M. Elaine Tagliareni. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

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HISTORY AND PUBLIC POLICY

Chosen by Patricia A. Connor-Ballard, PhD, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, assistant clinical professor, School of Nursing, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

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1. Using Nursing Research to Shape Health Policy

Edited by Patricia A. Grady and Ada Sue Hinshaw. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Johns Hopkins Nursing Professional Practice Model: Strategies to Advance Nursing Excellence

By Deborah Dang, Judith Rohde, and Jeannette Suflita. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

3. Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care

By Marie Truglio-Londrigan and Sandra B. Lewenson. 3rd edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Chosen by Kate J. Morse, PhD, MSN, RN, associate director, educational leadership and international programs, Center for Medical Simulation, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

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1. Simulation Champions: Fostering Courage, Caring, and Connection

By Colette Foisy-Doll and Kim Leighton. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

2. Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach

By Ramona Nelson and Nancy Staggers. 2nd edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

3. Gerontechnology: Research, Practice, and Principles in the Field of Technology and Aging

Edited by Sunkyo Kwon. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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MATERNAL–CHILD HEALTH

Chosen by Patricia McCartney, PhD, RNC-OB, FAAN, director of nursing research, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.

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1. Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes

Edited by Linda J. Cole and Melissa D. Avery. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. The CenteringPregnancy Model: The Power of Group Health Care

By Sharon Schindler Rising and Charlotte Houde Quimby. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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MEDICAL–SURGICAL NURSING

Chosen by Margaret R. Silberger, MSN, BSN, RN, CS.

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1. Medical–Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems

By Sharon L. Lewis, Linda Bucher, Margaret McLean Heitkemper, Mariann M. Harding, Jeffrey Kwong, and Dottie Roberts. 10th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Calculating Drug Dosages: A Patient-Safe Approach to Nursing and Math

By Sandra Luz Martinez de Castillo and Maryanne Werner-McCullough. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

3. Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications

By Anne M. Van Leeuwen and Mickey Lynn Bladh. 7th edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

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NURSING EDUCATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Chosen by Kenya V. Beard, EdD, AGACNP-BC, NP-C, CNE, ANEF, associate professor, City University of New York School of Professional Studies, New York City.

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1. Quality and Safety in Nursing: A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes

Edited by Gwen Sherwood and Jane Barnsteiner. 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

2. Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice: Creating a Blueprint for Nurse Educators

Edited by Elizabeth Speakman. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

3. The Mindful Nurse: Using the Power of Mindfulness and Compassion to Help You Thrive in Your Work

By Carmel Sheridan. Buffalo, NY, Rivertime Press.

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NURSING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Chosen by Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, senior vice president, patient services, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

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1. Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar

Edited by J. Michael Leger and Janne Dunham-Taylor. 4th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

2. Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and Application

By Bessie L. Marquis and Carol J. Huston. 9th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

3. The Nurse Manager's Guide to Innovative Staffing

By Jennifer Mensik. 2nd edition. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

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NURSING RESEARCH

Chosen by Karen Roush, PhD, RN, assistant professor of nursing, College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

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1. Burns and Grove's The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence

By Jennifer R. Gray, Susan K. Grove, and Suzanne Sutherland. 8th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Reading, Understanding, and Applying Nursing Research

By James A. Fain. 5th edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

3. Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches

By Patricia Leavy. New York City, The Guilford Press.

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PALLIATIVE CARE AND HOSPICE

Chosen by Kathi Lindstrom, PhD, FNP-BC, ACHPN, HSMI, assistant professor, Palliative Care Specialty Courses, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN.

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1. LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice

By Kimberly D. Acquaviva. New York City, Harrington Park Press.

2. Integration of Palliative Care in Chronic Conditions: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Edited by Kim Kuebler. Pittsburgh, PA, Oncology Nursing Society.

3. Transitions in Dying and Bereavement: A Psychosocial Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care

By Victoria Hospice, Marney Thompson, and Wendy Wainwright. 2nd edition. Baltimore, MD, Health Professions Press.

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PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

Chosen by Christopher A. VanFosson, PhD, MSN/MHA, RN, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army, nurse scientist and task area manager at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Joint Base San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. The views of the author are his own and do not reflect the official opinion or endorsement of the United States Army or the Department of Defense.

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1. Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare: The Invisible Architecture of Core Values, Attitude, and Self-Empowerment

By Joe Tye and Bob Dent. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

2. Fast Facts on Combating Nurse Bullying, Incivility, and Workplace Violence: What Nurses Need to Know in a Nutshell

By Maggie Ciocco. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. Issues and Trends in Nursing: Practice, Policy, and Leadership

By Gayle Roux and Judith A. Halstead. 2nd edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

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PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

Chosen by Geraldine S. Pearson, PhD, PMH-CNS, FAAN, associate professor in child and adolescent psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT.

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1. Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing: Aesthetic and Metaphoric Processes in the Engagement with Challenging Patients

By Shira Birnbaum. Abingdon, Oxon, UK, Routledge.

2. Routledge Handbook of Global Mental Health Nursing: Evidence, Practice and Empowerment

Edited by Edilma L. Yearwood and Vicki P. Hines-Martin. Abingdon, Oxon, UK, Routledge.

3. Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care

By Elizabeth M. Varcarolis. 3rd edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

To read the judges’ descriptions of these books, go to: http://links.lww.com/AJN/A98.

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